An MRI confirms the diagnosis, the extent, and severity of the injury, as well as the existence of associated damage. It is the best method to correctly diagnose the extent of an injury such as cruciate ligament tear and determine the possible existence of associated injuries.
The indicated treatment is reconstructive arthroscopic surgery, where the torn ligament is removed and replaced by tendon tissue from the patient or from a cadaver.
- Chronic knee pain and swelling.
- Poor healing or graft rejection.
- Lack of mobility in the joint.
Surely, your doctor will recommend to carry out a physical therapy program weeks before surgery in order to reduce pain and inflammation, in addition to strengthening the muscles.
It is an outpatient procedure, so you will probably return home on the same day. You will have to use crutches as indicated by your doctor and also use a splint or knee brace as appropriate. You will need to rest, keep your leg up, and apply ice regularly.
You will need to follow your rehabilitation program to achieve a proper recovery.
At the Orthopedics and Traumatology Center we seek to improve the lives of patients restricted or immobilized by musculoskeletal disorders or injuries. We specialize in the care of the locomotor system by integrating the latest medical, biological, and technological advances, in strict adherence to the highest international standards of patient care.
We put our skills and knowledge at your service to provide you and your loved ones with cutting-edge treatments and highly specialized medical care in the following procedures:
- Arthroscopic surgery.
- Partial and total joint replacement surgery (prostheses).
- Trauma surgery.
- Hand surgery.
- Foot and ankle surgery.
- Spinal surgery.
We treat injuries such as:
- Chronic bone and joint diseases.
- Spinal diseases.
- Joint replacements.